ever fallen asleep during a sermon? or even in a car driving down to school? sometimes, its all down how we keep ourselves ready and alert, or are we complacent to succumb to sweet sweet sleep = )

the story goes of a young man (just like you and me) named Eutychus. while he was listening to the apostle Paul preach he fell asleep (just like you and me as well). some of us might get away with it by saying we were 'praying' : P but poor Eutychus as he was sleeping at a windowstill and presumably died as he fell off three storeys down. 

there's something close to my heart, as i search God's will for our youth group and how will He want WinGS to be this 2009. how tragic would it be if we remained 'complacent' and comfortable in our cosy environment that before we know it - we like Eutychus will fall asleep and be spiritually dead. 

the story of Eutychus does not end there, as Paul goes down and 'revives' young Eutychus.  to the sleepers out there, there is still time for us to be awaken. let this year be our awakening because i truly believe that there are many amongst us that are sleeping giants. think of how the Lord can use us as a youth group! and we already know what we are capable of as a youth group, a body of Christ. spending time with God through His Word and prayer would keep us from 'sleeping' in.

2Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. 3Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. (Revelation 3:2 & 3)

Eutychus' story can be found in Acts 20.

Here we are now with the falling sky and the rain,
We're awakening
Here we are now with our desperate youth and the pain,
We're awakening
Maybe it's called ambition, you've been talking in your sleep
About a dream, we're awakening

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